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Maori Health Leadership Scholarships, close 22 Jan 2010

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Henry Rongomau Bennett Programme

Maori Health Leadership Scholarships

The Henry Rongomau Bennett Scholarship Programme is a tribute to Henry Rongomau Bennett’s life and work as the first Maori Psychiatrist in Aotearoa. The purpose of the scholarship is to develop and build:

  • Leadership in Maori health
  • Competence in Te Ao Maori
  • Excellence in health

The scholarships will be offered to kaimahi who work or aspire to work in leadership roles across the health, mental health and addictions sector.

This includes the following:

  • Koroua and kuia
  • Mental health workers
  • Tangata whaiora advisors, advocates and representatives
  • Child and adolescent workers
  • Nurses and Midwives
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction practitioners
  • Recruitment of doctors into Psychiatry
  • Medical students who are committed to Maori health, mental health and addiction
  • Managers in Maori health, and
  • Other allied health professionals.

In selection of successful candidates the panel will take the following into consideration:

  • Demonstrated leadership or leadership potential in Maori health
  • Commitment to Maori health development
  • Active involvement in Maori community activity
  • Support from whanau/hap?, iwi and/or the Maori community
  • Academic record

Undergraduate Scholarships The undergraduate scholarships will provide funding for completion of undergraduate studies that lead to a qualification relevant to working in health, mental health and addiction sectors. The undergraduate scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000 each. Postgraduate Scholarships The postgraduate scholarships will provide funding towards completion of postgraduate studies including Masters or PhD level for people who work in health (or plan to work in) mental health and addiction sector. The postgraduate scholarships range from $1,000-$10,000 each. Please note that you are able to study at any tertiary training institution in New Zealand. For further information or to apply for an HRB Scholarship click here to download a application form or contact:

Cheri Ratapu-Foster
Project Leader
0800 MATATINI (62828464)
(04) 473 9591 ext 822

[email protected]

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Applications are available online alongside other bursaries and scholarships at:

Closing date 5pm, Friday 22nd January 2010

Late applications cannot be considered

2 thoughts on “Maori Health Leadership Scholarships, close 22 Jan 2010

  1. Nga Mihi Matarahi,
    I was just interested to know when the 2011 application form for the HRB Scholarship will be posted online.

    Tena ano koutou.

    Mareta Taute

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